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Are You Breathing?

"Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!" -Amos 6:1 I remember a movie I saw as a kid about a family that was moving across the country. They owned a Saint Bernard dog …

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Running From God

But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord..." -Jonah 1:3 A devoted Sunday School teacher once taught her class the story of Jonah being swallowed by the whale after running from God. She added all the flare and drama she could muster, then she …

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Unquenchable Thirst

"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary." -Psalm 63:1-2 There is a longing deep in the soul to …

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When Our Plans Line Up With God’s Plans

"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps." -Proverbs 16:9 Have you ever mistakenly assumed that you are totally in charge of your own life? God created us to be choice-makers and we have certainly made our fair share of bad choices. He grants us free …

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Your New Identity

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." -2 Corinthians 5:17 There is much to be said for the power of our identity. The way you live your life, make decisions, and carry yourself all depend on how …

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I Shall Arise

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me." -Micah 7:8 When I was rather young, I went sledding down Bowling Green's "Hospital Hill" one snowy day with my brother and my Dad. I was so excited …

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The Price of a Soul

"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" -1 Peter 1:18-19 Do you …

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Holy Agitation

"Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry." -Acts 17:16 Paul was "stirred" or literally, agitated in his spirit. Often we are agitated by the world because our values are insulted, but Paul's zeal had …

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Life… In All Its Complexity

The blog has been put on hold for a couple of weeks now, primarily because of all that my wife and I have been experiencing in our personal lives. Here's a recounting of it... On Monday evening, October 30, Angie left her ladies' Connection Cafe meeting feeling well, but by the …

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Real Pastors

"Turn... And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding..." -Jeremiah 3:14-15 The period of the prophets was marked with the terrible tragedy of a declining spiritual leadership. It was an age of false prophecies and …

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